7 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

7 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Madurai — 2 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Madurai online route planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Madurai, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Coimbatore — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbatore itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Madurai to Coimbatore by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 2 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in December; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Museums
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